Boost Your ELL and Struggling Readers’ Reading Comprehension with Lingro

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Lingro is a website that makes other websites “clickable” so that students can see definitions of words on the page.  This is an ideal resource to use with struggling readers whose first language is English; however, this is a fantastic tool for ELLs as well.

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Navigate to lingro.com.
  2. Type or paste in a website that you would like to make clickable.
  3. Then, choose the dictionary you would like to use.  (The “English” dictionary translates the words into English; native speakers of other languages can use multiple other dictionaries, including: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Russian, Dutch, and Chinese.)
  4. Click on the arrow.
  5. You will now navigate to the site you want to read.
  6. Click on any piece of text to see the definition!

This tool, and others like it, can be found on our teacher resource page, tinyurl.com/corelearning.

-Maria Vlahiotis, Literacy Specialist, ACOE Core Learning

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